The first thing Oleg Dou remembers from his childhood, is being electrocuted when he was two years old. From the moment he ‘cleaned up’ a photo of a friend too much, he decided to go forward with this hauntingly beautiful style of photography.
“I am looking for something bordering between the beautiful and the repulsive, living and dead.”
I find it extremely important to do what I do beautifully; not for beauty itself per se, but more so as a tool that makes my ideas both interesting and workable.
I want to concoct a situation that happens, for example, in european films: There doesn’t seem to be a specific message, but the situation plays with our headand makes us ask ourselves questions like ‘what is this?’ and ‘what is this for?’
Find the rest of his work at olegdou.com
Words: Shiba Melissa Mazaza